Cafecito Cubano: The Robust Sound of Cuba

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
It's not comprehensive, it's not chronological, and it doesn't even go into that much depth, yet Cafecito Cubano: The Robust Sound of Cuba is still a fun album that showcases some of the island's musical heritage let's overlook the fact that Manteca is a Canadian band and that there are two very American songs covered, "Summertime" and "The Lady Is a Tramp," albeit with a Latin slant. There are older, more traditional-sounding pieces, like Evaristo Quintanales doing "Guantanamera," los Caminantes' "He Perdido una Perla," and Marisela Verena on "La Macorina" as well as jazzier numbers like Doris de la Torre's "Así," Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado's "Venus," and Pepe Delgado ...
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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
It's not comprehensive, it's not chronological, and it doesn't even go into that much depth, yet Cafecito Cubano: The Robust Sound of Cuba is still a fun album that showcases some of the island's musical heritage let's overlook the fact that Manteca is a Canadian band and that there are two very American songs covered, "Summertime" and "The Lady Is a Tramp," albeit with a Latin slant. There are older, more traditional-sounding pieces, like Evaristo Quintanales doing "Guantanamera," los Caminantes' "He Perdido una Perla," and Marisela Verena on "La Macorina" as well as jazzier numbers like Doris de la Torre's "Así," Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado's "Venus," and Pepe Delgado Orquesta's "Silver Star." Huge names like Celia Cruz, Pérez Prado, and Beny Moré are absent, but there's still a lot of passion and good musicianship found within the songs on Cafecito Cubano: The Robust Sound of Cuba, which does, actually, make it perfect for drinking a strong shot of coffee to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2006
  • Label: Empire Musicwerks
  • UPC: 654545085420
  • Catalog Number: 450854

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cambia El Paso (3:36)
  2. 2 Guantanamera (4:07)
  3. 3 La Macorina (2:52)
  4. 4 Son Montuno - Manteca (3:13)
  5. 5 Summertime (2:33)
  6. 6 Sensación Hay Solo Una - Orquesta Sensacion (3:49)
  7. 7 Venus - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (2:43)
  8. 8 El Divertido (2:48)
  9. 9 Yo No Bailo Con Lola (3:35)
  10. 10 Me Voy Pa' Brasil - Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado (2:26)
  11. 11 Silver Star - Pepe Delgado (3:28)
  12. 12 Guaracha y Can - Conjunto Century (3:04)
  13. 13 Así (2:17)
  14. 14 He Perdido una Perla (2:09)
  15. 15 The Lady Is a Tramp (2:30)
  16. 16 El de La Rumba So Yo - Luis Santi (2:56)
  17. 17 Bacunayagua - Orquesta Suprema (4:10)
  18. 18 Abacua - Manteca (2:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Willy Chirino Composer
Enrique Jorrín Composer
Julio Collazo Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Paul Klein Executive Producer
Mark Walker Concept
Armando Oréfiche Composer
Rolando Valdes Composer
Traditional Composer
Sean Weeks Art Direction
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